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2/28/19 3:34 A

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2/28/19 12:02 A

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This is an ongoing challenge that can be joined at anytime. Start at the first of the month or any time that works for you.
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2/23/19 2:41 A

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I am a little late in joining this challenge. I hope it's okay that I am starting on the 23rd. I will only do 25 days, so that I am ending when everyone else is ending.

A). My goal is to follow a complete plant based diet (vegan).
B). I am doing this challenge for a few reasons ~~ lose weight, making healthier food choices, and help with the pantry challenge.

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2/22/19 9:01 A

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A. What is your goal for the challenge? My goal is to not eat meat.

B. Why are you inspired to take The Challenge? I am inspired to do this as it goes along with my pantry challenge!-not buying any meat!(well except for catfood-but I don't eat that )

C. Posted a blog today! Dates:

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2/21/19 10:58 P

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The Calling All Vegetarians and Vegans 30-Day Meatless Challenge!

~ Watch your progress! Return for daily updates. Copy/paste this form, use "edit my post".

A. What is your goal for the challenge? Eat at least 50% vegan to cut down on animal fats (cheese and egg consumption) and better limit sugar intake.

B. Why are you inspired to take The Challenge? Better health/ lose weight

C. Posted a blog today! Dates: Feb. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
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The Calling All Vegetarians and Vegans 30-Day Meatless Challenge!

~ Watch your progress! Return for daily updates. Copy/paste this form, use "edit my post".

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emoticon The 30-Day Meatless Challenge! Are You Taking the Challenge? Calling All Vegetarians and Vegans is calling you!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an ongoing Challenge. Join this Challenge at anytime: the beginning of a new month or whenever you are ready to start The 30-Day Meatless Challenge!

NEED HELP? Visit the Team discussion areas to share your questions, thoughts, and experiences with the Team.

NOTE OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & THANKS
Stepfanie Romine, a SparkPeople writer (and vegan), introduced this challenge idea for the month of March 2012. The following words are mostly hers ... but this is a slightly shorter, modified, and edited version.

Many have questions about The 30-Day Meatless Challenge! It's simple.

The "Meatless Challenge" allows for some flexibility in your food choices. Meatless means vegan and vegetarian meals.

If you're already eating vegetarian or vegan meals, use The Meatless Challenge to make improvements to your food choices. Some suggestions:
• Make this a gourmet experience. Try new recipes. Taste new ingredients or cooking methods.
* If you're a vegan who doesn't have much experience cooking, take a month to get more comfortable in the kitchen.
* Track one of the key nutrients vegetarians and vegans need to watch. Check your calcium levels, plan to boost your iron intake, or ramp up your Omega-3s.
• Keep your sweet tooth in control. Challenge yourself to smaller portions or less-frequent sweets if that's something you struggle with.

If you're new to meatless meals, start small. You can define meatless however you please; we are not here to judge! If you're someone who says you could never stop eating meat, we're not going to pressure you to give it up. It's your decision. You might like the idea of Meatless Mondays, or you could decide to take one month to eat no meat and more vegetables and whole grains. Some suggestions:
• Make this a 7-day challenge (instead of starting with a 30 day goal)..
• Start with one meal a day. Breakfast would be an easy place to start, as would snacks.
• Embrace the part-time vegan method. Mark Bittman calls himself a vegan until dinnertime. Others say they're weekday vegans. Choose a plan that will fit your life.

So what's the next step?

* Plan your goal(s). It's smart to plan a SMART Goal: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

* Check in every day and share your progress on the Meatless Challenge thread. Complete a week? Celebrate on your SparkPage and give yourself a gold star emoticon

* Blog about your experience as you go along. Share your tips, the changes you observe in your body, and your new favorite recipes on your SparkPage. Tell us a blog was posted by returning here and leaving an update on this thread.

* Support challengers along the way!

Example ideas for goal setting:
1. Take a month off from mindlessly eating sweets after dinner.
2. Enjoy a greater variety of favorite easy to-keep-on-hand healthy snacks.
3. Increase protein intake if you eat enough protein but usually end up in the low end of the range on the SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker. Eating protein aids in satiety and can help you stay fuller longer. If you sometimes struggle with hunger levels then try reaching for protein-rich snacks to help.
4. Add more nuts and seeds to your day.
5. Eat more portions of beans.
6. Find new recipes to try. How about trying a tofu dessert? Or tempeh for dinner? Maybe, a post-workout smoothie with an exotic fruit, seasonal greens, and added brown rice protein powder?

Are you ready to start The 30-Day Meatless Challenge?

* Step 1
A. What is your goal for the challenge?
B. Why are you inspired to take The Challenge?

* Step 2
A. Return here daily for a progress check-in. emoticon emoticon
B. Blog on your SparkPage. Share your passion for plant-based eating!

Edited by: ECOAGE at: 3/1/2019 (23:11)
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